Traditional Chinese Medicine/Da Huang

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  • Pinyin Name: Da Huang
  • Literal Name: "big yellow," "greater yellow root"
  • Alternate Chinese Names: Jiang Jun, Chuan Jun, Jín 讥Ten
  • Original Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jíng (Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica) in the

second century

  • English Name: rhubarb root
  • Botanical Name: Rheum palmatum L. (Zhang Ye Da Huang)j Rheum tangutícum Maxim ex Balf. (Tang Gu Te Da Huang)j or Rheum officínale Baill. (Da Huang)
  • Pharmaceutical Name: Radix et Rhizoma Rhei
  • Properties: bitter, cold
  • Channels Entered: Spleen, Stomach, Large lntestine, Liver, Heart